NPR disses the Declaration of Independence on the 4th of July, instead talks about “equality” and social justice

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The following includes editorial content written by a retired Chief of Police, a current staff writer for Law Enforcement Today. 

USA- Yes America, our tax dollars pay for this. By this, we’re talking about National Public Radio (NPR), which is better described as Democratic Party State Radio. On Independence Day, NPR scrapped its long tradition of reading the Declaration of Independence in favor of a discussion about “what equality means,” Fox News reports.

The tradition, which has been an annual ritual for 33 years on NPR’s “Morning Edition” has involved NPR staff reading the Declaration, one of our founding documents in celebration of America’s birthday.

Instead, co-host Leila Fadel announced on Twitter that NPR was skipping the tradition, instead focusing on their interpretation of what Thomas Jefferson, the document’s author, meant by “all men are created equal.”

In an 11-minute discussion between host Steve Inskeep and two historians, they engaged in a discussion on steps taken by Americans in the fight for equal rights for all men and women in the United States.

Of course, as a good liberal outlet, NPR attempted to tie the fight for equality into the recent Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v Wade.

“And many of our debates on this July 4th turn on what equality means. What voting rules really give equal access to the ballot. Do abortion laws give a woman equal control of her body. At what point is a fetus entitled to equal rights,” Inskeep asked.

The co-host then engaged in classic Democrat Party talking points, making the unsubstantiated claim that Republicans seek “unequal voting power,” while tying that theory into the “global move toward authoritarian rule.” Think the “Great Reset,” which by the way is an idea promoted not by Republicans but by leftists, including Democrats.

“For some people equality is out of style. Some political progressives prefer the term ‘equity.’ Some Republicans in Texas and Colorado have called for unequal voting power, giving more weight to conservative voters. The global move toward authoritarian rule opposes equality, asserting that some people are more equal than others,” Inskeep said.

Well, that certainly sounds like critical race theory to us, which advocates equity (equality of outcomes) versus equality (equality of opportunity).

Toward the end of the broadcast, however, historian Annette Gordon-Reed argued that “far more people in the country” have “embraced” the principle that all men are indeed created equal.

NPR, however, couldn’t help itself, once again taking the leftist (read Democrat) position that equal rights are under attack in the United States.

NPR last year considered scrapping the reading of the Declaration, however caved and finally held the annual event, however said the document held “flaws and deeply ingrained hypocrisies.”

Further, NPR suggested that the violent 2020 riots that took place in the aftermath of George Floyd’s overdose death somehow should taint how Americans view the Declaration of Independence.

“But after last summer’s protests and our national reckoning on race, the words in the document land differently. It famously declares “that all men are created equal” even though women, enslaved people and indigenous Americans were not held as equal at the time,” read an article which accompanied last year’s Independence Day “Morning Edition” broadcast.

The NPR broadcast last year and this year, as well as last year’s article however failed to mention the grave sacrifices made on Civil War battlefields in order to free blacks.

Between 1861 and 1865, over 364,511 Union soldiers lost their lives on the battlefield, with another 281,881 wounded. In other words, over 29% of Union soldiers who fought on behalf of slaves were either killed or injured.

Never before in world history has a nation sacrificed so much to gain the freedom of enslaved citizens. Yet all of this is conveniently ignored by the left, including Democrat Party state radio NPR.

Just more evidence the left hates America.

For more on the unhinged leftists, this time in government, we invite you to:

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WASHINGTON, DC- The abject stupidity of the triggered left knows no bounds.

According to Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), the National Archives in Washington, DC has added a disclaimer to their website saying that some of our historical documents, including the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution may contain “harmful content.”

Boebert tweeted:

“The National Archives have now put a disclaimer on their website that our historical documents may include Harmful Content. They even slapped this warning on the Constitution. We tried to tell you the Left wanted to get rid of it!”

Lest you think we are making this up, the following is taken directly from the web page, in part:

The Catalog and web pages contain some content that may be harmful or difficult to view. NARA’s records span the history of the United States, and it is our charge to preserve and make available these historical records.

As a result, some of the materials presented here may reflect outdated, biased, offensive and possibly violent views and opinions. In addition, some of the materials may relate to violent or graphic events and are preserved for their historical significance.

The National Archives is committed to working with staff, communities, and peer institutions to assess and update descriptions that are harmful to establish standards and policies to prevent future harmful language in staff-generated descriptions.” [emphasis added]

Under the FAQ section on the page, it warns the following may be found:

“Some items may:

    • reflect racist, sexist, ableist, misogynistic/misogynoir, and xenophobic opinions and attitudes;
    • be discriminatory towards or exclude diverse views on sexuality, gender, religion and more;
    • include graphic content of historical events such as violent death, medical procedures, crime, wars/terrorist acts, natural disasters and more;
    • demonstrate bias and exclusion in institutional collecting and digitization policies.

The web page continues to describe all manner of explanations for the inclusion of certain terms and says that language used in some of the archived documents may “reflect biases and prejudices.” It continues that some subject headings may use terms that are “outdated, offensive, or insensitive.”

One might think that normal people, those who aren’t offended by everything such as the use of improper pronouns might have a clear understanding that the items in the National Archives are being presented in historical context. However that is apparently way too much to ask.

Former Trump Department of Homeland Security secretary Ken Cuccinelli asked in a tweet, “Are you kidding me?” in response to the information.

In June, Fox News reported that a “task force” on racism made the suggestion to place “trigger warnings” around the National Archives Rotunda building, where our founding documents are stored, and also made the absurd statement that the historical portrayal of the founding fathers has been “too positive.”

The group also proclaimed the building as an example of “structural racism.” In short, our country is f’d with numb nuts such as these running the show.

According to this group of malcontents, they claim the building credits “wealthy White men in the nation’s founding” (correct) and that certain documents on display contain “legacy descriptions that use racial slurs and harmful language to describe BIPOC communities,” as well as other offensive terms including “elderly,” “handicapped,” and “illegal alien.”

The whiners continued they wanted to add new descriptions to exhibits to “contextualize the records” and also wants notes placed to “forewarn audiences of content that may cause intense physiological and psychological symptoms.”

God forbid snowflakes might see something to get triggered over.

NPR disses the Declaration of Independence on the 4th of July, instead talks about "equality" and social justice
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They are also suggesting (believe it or not) the creation of “safe spaces,” designed so anyone so triggered by the exhibits can go to and compose themselves, clearly to avoid being committed to an institution where they clearly belong.

NPR disses the Declaration of Independence on the 4th of July, instead talks about "equality" and social justice
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Furthermore, the report also suggests the creation of events such as “dance or performance art in the space that invites dialogue about the ways that the United States has mythologized the founding era.” This is not from The Onion or The Babylon Bee. This is a legitimate number of suggestions.

Not happy with merely targeting the founding documents, the task force also is targeting the founding fathers, in particular Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence. They are having none of the historical description of Jefferson as a “’visionary who took ‘vigorous action’ to strengthen the ‘will of the nation to expand westward.’”

Oh absolutely not, they are having none of that.

“The plan does not mention that his policy of westward expansion forced Native Americans off their ancestral land, encouraged ongoing colonial violence, and laid the groundwork for further atrocities like the Trail of Tears.”

When the report was published, critics eviscerated the far-left nuts who comprised the task force, noting it was “the radical Left’s latest attempt to sow division and rewrite our history.”

Cassie Smedile of America Rising, a conservative group said of the development:

“With Democrats controlling every level of our government, these efforts have only become more flagrant and pervasive.

“No institution, agency, or classroom is off limits,” she continued, adding “The American people deserve to be made fully aware of the radical Left’s schemes, and we’ll continue to expose them.”

This is just another development in the radical left’s attempts to rewrite American history and push their neo-Marxist critical race theory, hell bent on destroying our country and abolishing our true history.


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